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By the end of the movie Blade Runner (1982), the following conversation happens between Gaff and Deckard:

Gaff: You've done a man's job, sir! I guess you're through, huh?
Deckard: Finished.

However, I remember watching an alternate version of that scene, where things happened slightly differently.

In the original scene, there is a close-up on Deckard's face, as you hear Gaff yell his first line, before the camera switches over to the latter as he asks his question, and a police spinner is visibly parked in the background.

In the alternate scene I watched, the camera was focusing on Gaff from the beginning, and you could see a police spinner slowly landing, instead of already being parked there. And then Gaff said the following line after stretching his neck forward/upward:

Gaff: You've done a man's job, sir! But are you sure you are a man?

Which is quite similar to the line he was supposed to say according to an early draft of the movie, the only difference being that the draft also had him say an additional line afterwards: "It's hard to be sure who's who around here."

Since that alternate scene was never used in any released version of the movie, and I am convinced it was not a dream, where did that scene come from?

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  • I'm not entirely sure if story-identification nor episode-identification tags are relevant. I know which movie it is, but I don't remember where I saw that scene.
    – Clockwork
    Commented May 5, 2023 at 2:33
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    For reference, apparently there are 7 different version. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Versions_of_Blade_Runner unless you were a member of the studio personnel for the four-hour-long "early cut"
    – Dijkgraaf
    Commented May 5, 2023 at 3:41
  • For what it's worth, the only official version of the movie I watched was The Final Cut which did not include that scene I saw somewhere
    – Clockwork
    Commented May 5, 2023 at 11:25
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    Dangerous Days: The Making of Blade Runner was included in the Final Cut DVD extras, so it's possible (in fact downright likely) that that's what you're remembering. I'm just trying to track down the quote
    – Valorum
    Commented May 5, 2023 at 22:43
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    I got confused between that and the question's phrasing thinking you were asking about an actual full movie (an unofficial cut), which is low likely. most never see that. I may have also misread something, at least we have an answer Commented May 7, 2023 at 6:32

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I found it.

Dangerous Days, 2:16:57 to 2:17:12.

You can watch it here: https://archive.org/details/dangerous.days.making.blade.runner.2007.480p.dvdrip.aac.h.265sermov

I've uploaded a version

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    Ahem
    – Valorum
    Commented May 6, 2023 at 23:10
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    you didn't find time stamp or upload it...! though it was a helpful remark. after starting that feature, somehow I managed to find it soon even if it was partially luck. so thanks Commented May 7, 2023 at 6:37
  • @FluffyFlareon plus you actually posted an answer instead of a comment, which is the right thing to do. So have your +1... You've done a man's job, sir!
    – Andres F.
    Commented Sep 19, 2023 at 14:46

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